7 May 2023
Liberation and Commemoration Ceremonies 2023
The International Liberation and Commemoration Ceremony at the Memorial Mauthausen and at sites of its former satellite camps were organized and conducted from 1946 by the camp survivors and their associations. As the successor organization of the Austrian Association of Mauthausen Survivors, Mauthausen Committee Austria has taken over this task and will organize these celebrations in 2023 on the occasion of the 78th anniversary of the liberation of the Mauthausen Concentration Camp.
The International Liberation and Commemoration Ceremony at the Memorial Mauthausen will take place on May 7th, 2023.
Each year we dedicate the Commemoration and Liberation Ceremonies to a special theme. Relevance to the present is an essential component of each annual theme. This is intended to provide young people in particular with reference to their world of experience today through an examination of the Nazi era and ideology.
2023 the Commemoration and Liberation Ceremonies are dedicated to "Civil Courage".